No need for Western attire: MS says

2017-01-09 18:43:08

President Maithripala Sirisena said today he would cancel the circular issued by a former president making it mandatory for high-ranking public servants to be clad in western attire when reporting to work.

He said in future it would not be necessary to wear the blazer and tie except on special occasions should the need arise.

“I attended an annual Pirith ceremony held on December 31 in Polonnaruwa. It was almost midnight when I arrived at that place. I saw our divisional secretary in a tie listening to the chanting of Pirith. I asked him why a tie at this hour. I believe the circular issued by the former president may be the reason for doing so,” he said.


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  Comments - 19

  • Madiya Monday, 9 January 2017 19:58

    A very good decision, Mr. President. Cloths were made by man. A man can not be judged by the cloths one wears. It is how he carried himself that shows his qualities.

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    rosebud Monday, 9 January 2017 20:10

    Do as they do in Bhutan. via DM Android App

    Reply : 8       16

    vithura Monday, 9 January 2017 20:19

    Well said Mr. President,it is madness to wear suit and tie in a hot country like ours.

    Reply : 18       39

    nimal Wednesday, 11 January 2017 17:37

    how about indian suit? or something worn by indian Leaders?

    Reply : 3       3

    Palle Monday, 9 January 2017 20:32

    Another great achievement by the his excellency.

    Reply : 17       44

    Mancini Monday, 9 January 2017 21:03

    At a time of economic and social challenges, this is what bothers our president. This government is so pathetic.

    Reply : 27       75

    Photoshop Tuesday, 10 January 2017 15:27

    Please dont mock him. he is allowed to make only these kind of decisions which directly aid the economy growth of the country

    Reply : 2       11

    Premalal Monday, 9 January 2017 21:51

    Thank you Mr President for solving a pressing need of this country.

    Reply : 10       70

    Lamina Monday, 9 January 2017 23:29

    What about the Sari and Osari via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       31

    Don Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:52

    Well done. Im tired of wearing that to functions in this tropical climate. via DM Android App

    Reply : 8       26

    Lokka Tuesday, 10 January 2017 03:34

    This is all what we need in this hour. This guy us the biggest joker in the world. via DM Android App

    Reply : 25       69

    Premalal Tuesday, 10 January 2017 12:15

    This is the result of surrounding yourself with poor quality advisors especially when you are not too smart. Somebody please help our President before this country is destroyed.

    Reply : 2       23

    Sarcasm Tuesday, 10 January 2017 12:37

    What a tremendous decision which was utmost need of this country. Thank you very much sir, we much appreciate your this priceless effort.

    Reply : 1       17

    Riz Tuesday, 10 January 2017 12:52

    understand after two years in power via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       12

    ceylon Tuesday, 10 January 2017 12:57

    you are a funny guy. via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       13

    NP Kelaniya Tuesday, 10 January 2017 13:32

    Good move, but sorry that MY3 does not even know that this circular was issued during the JR regime.

    Reply : 2       7

    Vignash sunderalingam Tuesday, 10 January 2017 16:10

    We badly need Mahinda back

    Reply : 10       10

    Abbey Wednesday, 11 January 2017 19:34

    You can choose the clothes, citizens can't afford to buy clothes.

    Reply : 0       3

    Goraka Wednesday, 11 January 2017 22:11

    Get rid of the funny hairdo of the judges. So ugly and fake.

    Reply : 1       3

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